Paul Bass, editor of The New Haven Independent, talks about his passion for local journalism and the logistics of running a hyper-local journalism site.
He discusses the role of journalism in a democracy, the importance of the site to the city of New Haven, and the future of journalism, as he sees it. He talks about his local site's impact on the way the mainstream newspaper reports.
Advising those interested in creating such a site in their community, Bass highlights the importance of showing up for events the other local media may not be present for, or covering stories they do cover in a different way. He also describes the non-profit structure of The New Haven Independent.
This video is a much watch for anyone interested in the potential of media to affect their community and change it for the better, either as a news consumer or creator.
Bill Densmore, director/editor
<br>The Media Giraffe Project Journalism Program
<br>Department of Communication
<br>108 Bartlett Hall
<br>Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst
<br>Amherst MA 01003
<br>mediagiraffe (at) journ.umass.edu